Mrs. Recktenwald oversees the development and operation of the Association; she provides a structure which promotes collaboration, support, and cooperation for the membership and for allied professionals and groups. Mrs. Recktenwald also administers KASAP funding including monitoring budget and long range financial planning. She ensures that KASAP is compliant with all funding source requirements and regulations, as well as identifying additional sources of funding and advocating for state funding. Mrs. Recktenwald also works closely with the Board of Directors to ensure that the policies the Board has created are being translated correctly and accordingly. Mrs. Recktenwald develops and administers program activities for KASAP in accordance with its mission and within the guidelines set forth by the Board of Directors.
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Jamie joined KASAP after working in the mental health field as a therapist, treating primarily individuals who have experienced sexual assault, various types of abuse and other mental health concerns. She is responsible for overseeing the implementation of sustainable primary prevention of sexual violence programming statewide. Jamie also serves as staff to the Program Implementation Committee, collaborates with the state core building team, assists in the development of community prevention teams, provides on-site visits and prevention-related training to the Rape Crisis Centers, and serves as the liaison between Green Dot, etc. and KASAP. If you have questions about Green Dot in Kentucky or want to get involved with prevention efforts, contact Jamie.
Ms. Gilpin worked as a registered nurse in an emergency department in Bowling Green, KY before joining KASAP. There, she saw first-hand the needs of sexual assault survivors and sought training to become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). As KASAPs collaboration specialist, Ms. Gilpin now coordinates the SANE/SART program and is the central contact for inquiries regarding training, credentialing and continuing education. Ms. Gilpin also assists rape crisis centers with collaborative projects, such as capacity building for community response to human trafficking and ensuring compliance between KASAP and the Department of Corrections regarding access to services for incarcerated victims. She is KASAPs staff liaison to the state level Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Council (SART AC).
Stephanie J. Humes, MSSW, CSW
VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Coordinator
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Stephanie joined KASAP in 2017, after working over a decade at a regional rape crisis center program. She brings expert knowledge in the areas of direct client service provision, grant writing, grant management, agency and program budgeting and planning, compliance, program development and agency operations, as well as 10 years of extensive experience directly overseeing the largest VOCA grant award in Kentucky. As the KASAP VOCA Coordinator, Stephanie will be working directly with the 13 regional rape crisis centers to best utilize their VOCA funding to serve victims of sexual violence. She will assist programs in providing coordinated service delivery throughout Kentucky, while monitoring compliance with federal guidelines and developing and enhancing sustainable services.
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Laela provides legislative advocacy, technical assistance, and training on sexual violence issues throughout the Commonwealth. In her role, she has the privilege of collaborating with advocates, law enforcement, health care staff, attorneys, and others to better address sexual violence from a legal standpoint. Areas of focus include civil and criminal laws, Title IX, human trafficking, confidentiality, and victim rights. Prior to joining KASAP, she worked at the Center for Women and Families as a legal advocate focusing on protection orders, family law, and campus sexual assault issues. She also served in the Peace Corps as a consultant at a domestic violence shelter in the Republic of Moldova. She is a graduate of Chase College of Law.
Ms. Mattingly joined KASAP after working over 13 years as the Business Manager for the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center. She is responsible for the fiscal management of KASAPs financial information, tracking the daily and monthly financial transactions for the organization, check preparation, and providing financial reports for the Board of Directors. Ms. Mattingly provides technical assistance (as it relates for financial matters) for each of the Rape Crisis Centers, assists the Executive Director in preparing KASAPs annual budget, monitors and tracks grant related funds, provides necessary state and federal reports, and serves as a staff person for the Finance Committee. If you have questions regarding budgets, annual fiscal monitoring and results, spending contract money, check information, or the Finance Committee contact Ms. Mattingly.
Clorissa Novak, CSW
Clorissa Novak is the Advocacy Specialist for the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP). The primary focus of her work is to increase knowledge of intersectionality and anti-oppressive practice among coalition and rape crisis center staff with the goal of ensuring access to competent, culturally resonant services for all survivors of sexual violence. As part of this work, she also serves as the agency’s liaison to the Project SAFE Network, a multi-disciplinary group focused on effective service provision and advocacy for people with disabilities. As in her previous role, Clorissa continues to provide training and technical assistance on the Prison Rape Elimination Act. She comes to this work with a background in working with survivors of interpersonal violence. Clorissa plans on being in the anti-violence movement for life but also dreams of opening an animal sanctuary one day.
Emily has been with KASAP since 2007. She started her career as a rape crisis service provider; but has worked with multiple populations over the years including adult homeless, children in foster care, and children in residential treatment programs. As Program Coordinator for KASAP, she provides guidance and support to Kentucky’s rape crisis centers to keep them in compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements while always keeping focus on client services. Emily collects and compiles data specific to numbers of clients served, services provided, and client satisfaction regarding those services. Emily also provides training on multiple topics for programs and community members and sometimes, for fun, she drafts policy.